1.14.2020

Enlightenment According to Robert Anton Wilson


From The Psychedelic Salon podcast #289 "The Lost Studio Session"

RAW is referring to the nembutsu, Shin Buddhism’s central practice. The nembutsu is a short chant—Namu Amida Butsu—that means “I entrust myself to the Buddha of Infinite Light and Life.” The attributes of light and life are understood as standing for great wisdom and compassion, which are embodied in Amida Butsu (Sanskrit, Amitabha Buddha). In the traditional sutras ascribed to the historical Buddha, Amida is described as existing in a Pure Land, a realm of bliss that is very close to nirvana, or complete liberation.

Quoted from: Tricycle Magazine SPRING 2009, "The Buddha of Infinite Light and Life," by Jeff Wilson